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Reasons for blood in stool - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   Hi
User :   Hi Doctor
Doctor :   How can I help you?
User :   There is blood that comes out with my stool
Doctor :   For Health purposes please provide your Age, Gender, Location,
User :   Am 30, Male, Mumbai
Doctor :   How many times you had blood in sstool?
User :   for last 1 week
User :   or a bit more
Doctor :   How many times?
User :   every time
User :   i go
Doctor :   Oh OK
Doctor :   Does it hurt when empty your stolls?
User :   and there is a regular stomach upset and daily i need to go twice to washroom
Doctor :   *stools
User :   no
User :   not at all
Doctor :   Do you have to strain to empty the stool?
User :   did not get your question
Doctor :   x Do you have to strain lot to empty your bowels?
User :   no.... not really.....
User :   for last couple of day... i have to go to washroom atleast twice
Doctor :   I was checking whether you have constipation?
Doctor :   Blood in the stool has many reasons
User :   i dont think ...
User :   like......
Doctor :   fissures, fistulas hemorrhoids constipation
Doctor :   but from your history u do not have fissures, fistulas constipation
User :   what is fissures & fistulas constipation
Doctor :   In your age profile cancer is out of diagnosis
Doctor :   fissures means break in anal ring
Doctor :   or anal canal
User :   ok....
Doctor :   anus is circular and how viscous
Doctor :   there is breakage of continuity of muscular wall at the bottom
Doctor :   regarding fistulas, there will be one opening in the top around rectum and another opening around anus
Doctor :   usually there is pus in fustulas
User :   ok
Doctor :   Constipation erodes senstive mucosal lining and cause blleding
User :   ok
Doctor :   even having diarrhea cause damage to mucosa and cause bleeding
User :   k
Doctor :   Do you have diarrhoea
Doctor :   Solast thing left is hemorrhoids?
User :   The stool is semi liquid type
Doctor :   OK
User :   What is hemorrhoids
Doctor :   They are enlarged blood vessels in the mucosa of anal and rectal canals
Doctor :   I recommend you consult General Surgeon and have anl examination by anoscopy
Doctor :   Then only one can see the hemorrhoids
User :   ok
User :   is this something serious
Doctor :   No
User :   then why is bllood oozing out
User :   with my stool
Doctor :   We were discussing all the possibilities for the answer
Doctor :   I recommend you consult General Surgeon and have anl examination by anoscopy
Doctor :   Then he can see if any thing abnormal
Doctor :   He will find the exact cause
Doctor :   Also get cbc, PT PTT (lab tests)
Doctor :   Did I answer your questions?
User :   what is cbc, pt and ptt test
Doctor :   lab tests
Doctor :   cbc look for hemoglobin
Doctor :   it helps if you have low blood/hemoglobin
Doctor :   pt /ptt finds if you have bleeding disorders
User :   do i need to take some precautions..... like what to eat what not to.......
Doctor :   no
User :   any medicines
Doctor :   no
User :   ok
User :   Why are there enlarged blood vessels in the mucosa of anal and rectal canals...
Doctor :   Surgeon will tell you what kind of treatment you need
User :   ok... go on...
Doctor :   it is surgical problem . it is not medical problem. so surgeon will tell you if u need any surgery in case if he finds any thing abnomal
Doctor :   Hemorrhoids are enlarged veins
Doctor :   You know the veins, right?
User :   yes
Doctor :   There are vein on the anal mucosa
Doctor :   ok
User :   ok
Doctor :   Because of gravity there will pooling of blood in these vein in mucosa of anal canal
Doctor :   Ok
User :   ok
Doctor :   When you empty the stool, these veins are damages and cause bleeding easily
User :   ok
Doctor :   Because you said u have it for one week do not waste time and get the surgery appointment
User :   do you mean to say..... i will have to undergo a surgery operation....
Doctor :   First get examined you anus by Surgeon
Doctor :   *your
User :   ok....
Doctor :   then he will find the cause
Doctor :   and then he will guide u

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